Feb
19
2016
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Fridge Wiring

My Humidity controller finally arrived this morning so I’ve started wiring up the control box.

It's still looking like a bit of a birds nest, but I can assure you, It's safe!

It’s still looking like a bit of a birds nest, but I can assure you, It’s safe!


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Feb
15
2016
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Fans in the Fridge

I’ve finally found a bit of time to get my fans installed in the fridge.

I’m still waiting on the humidity controller to arrive from China. Everything else took about 8 days to arrive, but the humidity controller has so far been 36 days – The tracking number shows it in NZ now, so it should arrive very soon.

I’ve lined one of the holes with a short length of PVC pipe, the other has a longer piece to reach lower to the bottom of the Fridge section – The longer length “sucks” air from the bottom of the fridge, effectively trying to fight convection and move the cold air from the lowest point back to the highest point.
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Jan
26
2016
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Drilling vents in the fridge

When I was investigating the wiring diagram of my fridge freezer, I was also trying to find out if there is anything important in the divider between the fridge and freezer. Based on the diagrams I was confident that there was nothing in this area so I was free to drill holes.

I opted to put one hole in the front left and one in the back right.
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Jan
23
2016
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Ordering parts for the cheese fridge

After working out how my fridge works, I’ve now decided what I’m going to do to make it into a cheese fridge.
Fridge
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Jan
19
2016
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Understanding how a fridge freezer works

The fridge I’m using for my cheese fridge is a fridge freezer, this means that during normal operation, the two boxes are different temperatures – around 20 degrees C.

I want both the fridge and freezer to operate at the same temperature, so first job is to find out exactly how the cooling system works. I’m not talking about the Vapor-compression refrigeration process, but the specific details about how this specific model works.

The circuit diagram is a good starting point:
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Jan
16
2016
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Cheese Fridge project

Wow, almost six months since my last post! Yes, I’ve been busy.

I’ve recently started making cheese. Generally you start off making soft cheeses like Brie & Camembert. After a little while these cheeses no longer do it for you and you move onto the gateway cheeses such as Gouda. Before too long, you’re an addict and you need something harder – Yep, I’m talking Cheddar and Parmesan.
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